Nationality can be conceptualized as the legal bond that links a person to a State. This bond creates obligations and grants to the national individual.
Some States adopt the territorial criterion for the granting of nationality, that is, it will be national that who is born in the territory of a certain State. Others adopt the criterion of blood or ius sanquinis. In that case, ancestry is considered to be granted the nationality.
It is also important to point out that some countries, such as Brazil, adopt a dual model for granting the original nationality, considering as Brazilian the one who was born in Brazil or having a Brazilian direct ascendant. Here, the place where the individual was born will not matter.
Also, it is worth mentioning that each country establishes its criteria for obtaining nationality. Most of these criteria are established in the Constitution and in complementary legislation on the subject of each country.
Learn about the services of J&D Immigration Advisers for advisory and consultancy to obtain nationality for different countries.